A return to Austria this time to ski the Osttirol region.
Got a 14 day Osttirol skipass and skied:
- Sillian / Hochpustertal
- Lienz Hochstein
- Lienz Zettersfeld
- Matrei / Kals
- St Jakob im Defereggental
Japan trip no. 14 and 4th time to the Tohoku region.
This trip was 12 days skiing in 7 different ski areas.
Another Europe trip, this time though just concentrating on Austria.
Made use of a Salzburger Super Ski card and skied the following:
- Maria Alm-Hochkönig
- Zell am See-Schmittenhöhe
- Fieberbrunn (Tirol)
- Bad Hofgastein / Badgastein
A return to Hokkaido after a gap of 8 years. This time again joining a group with John Morrell travelling around central Hokkaido in a van and skiing Asahidake, Tokachi mountains, Nukabira, Tomamu, Furano & Kamui. A large part of which was touring. I also did a day myself afterwards at Sapporo...
A place marker for some miscellaneous old non trip report threads.
Pension Ing in Tomamu
Skiing over state & international borders
Some old heliski action from...
Australia was where I learnt to ski on family trips in the school holidays in the late 60's and early 70's. We would usually rent a house in Mt Beauty along with another family and mostly ski Falls Creek with occasional trips to Mt Hotham and Mt Buffalo.
I continued on my own in the late 70's...
Have done a few trips to North America but none in the recent past so no report threads. The fact that I haven't been back recently doesn't mean I didn't enjoy those trips (hard to imagine this ever being possible), but just the fact I have found more reasons to keep heading back to NZ, Japan &...
This was another one off trip in 1993.
Mostly Chile & Argentina (with a few hours in Brazil and an hour in Paraguay). Flew into Buenos Aires, had a couple of days at Iguassu, down to Bariloche for some skiing, the lakes crossing trip into Chile, skied Valle Nevado, back to Argentina to ski Las...
This was a one off trip. A heli-ski guide that I have skied quite a bit with in Wanaka and elsewhere in the world was hooking up with some Russian guides he knew from Chamonix to ski the volcanos n the far eastern peninsula of Kamchatka in Russia. So decided to meet up with him there to check it...
India was first prompted by guides I knew in New Zealand who were preparing to for a heli-ski operation in Manali in the northern Himalayan province of Himachal Pradesh started up by an Australian Roddy McKenzie. So in 1992 I ventured up there as the first paying Australian client. The operation...
Having Austrian parentage and with most of my relatives still in Austria has been a good reason for occasional visits there and other part of Europe. I've combined skiing with catching up with various relatives and also a bit of general travel.
First couple of trips were with family, then first...
Japan has been another regular destination. The skiing of course has been great, but have really enjoyed many other aspects of Japan - the completely different culture, great food, friendly people, a place where things work efficiently and of course the Onsens. :)
All started in 1986 with an...
New Zealand has been a long time destination for me since 1980. Initially it was in response to family/friends who had gone there on non skiing trips. So 1980 & 1981 were trips combining some skiing at Mt Hutt & Coronet with covering a few of the regular tourist trails.
1982 was meant to be ski...